Thursday, January 10, 2013
Have you noticed that every so often, something that you are focusing on starts popping up all over the place? Like you say, "I haven't seen any green cars in a long tine." And green cars will appear at every turn through town?
I've been thinking about my bad habits and how difficult it seems to just go ahead and change them. I wrote about it Monday in my blog.
Tuesday morning I was greeted by a newsletter from Simple Truths. I was blown away when I read that Aristotle** had something to say about forming habits. ""We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act...it's a habit."
Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. He lived from 384 BC – 322 BC. A polymath is a person who is knowledgeable about many things. So Aristotle was a Renaissance Man of his time. Isn't it amazing that people were thinking about habits that long ago? Do you think he ever had a "green car" experience?
They go on to talk about a new book, Habits Die Hard. I loved the excerpt from the book which they share. I'll call it a poem, written from the point of view of a habit.
I'd love for you to read it, but the only place I can find it other than the newsletter is this ad for the book, Habits Die Hard. I promise I have nothing to do with the book, author, or company store.simpletruths.com/h
The poem is called "Food for Thought." Go read it!!
If you are what you repeatedly do (Aristotle),
then what would your habits be saying to you?